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Echoing images : couples in African sculpture

Across the vastness and complexity of sub-Saharan Africa, and throughout the centuries, representations of couples have evoked a fundamental desire of the human condition--a yearning of the individual to transcend isolation and connect with an "other." Figurative pairs created by artists from the extreme reaches of the continent, ranging from the Dogon of Mali to the Sakalava of Madagascar, constitute artistic explorations into this realm of duality. This publication examines the representation of couples in African sculpture, and explores the underlying social and philosophical ideas concerning duality that are culture-specific. -- Metropolitan Museum of Art website
Print Book, English, ©2004
Metropolitan Museum of Art ; Yale University Press, New York, New Haven, ©2004
exhibition catalogs
52 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
9781588391087, 9780300103588, 1588391086, 0300103581
Catalog of an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Feb. 10-Sept. 5, 2004
其他题名:Couples in african Sculpture
Text in English